Wednesday, 7 October 2015

It's Salsa Time!!!!

I first posted this recipe for Green Tomato Salsa on my blog back in early September of 2012.  
That certainly supports my statements of late about the growing season being behind this year.  According to that first post, the tomatoes are about a month behind this year. 

Anyway this past weekend, I spent almost all Saturday in the kitchen....but I love it! Here's my recipe...

Green Tomato Salsa 
    * 8 lbs green tomatoes (approximately 16 cups chopped)
    * 6 large onions
    * 6 green peppers
    * 3 sweet red peppers
    * 3 – 6 jalapeƱo peppers (depending on taste)
    * 6 garlic cloves, minced
    * 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
    * ½ cup salt
    * ½ tablespoon black pepper
    * Cayenne pepper to taste (about 1/8 tsp)
    * 3 cups vinegar
    * 1 cup lemon juice

    * Coarsely chop tomatoes, onions, and peppers
    * Combine all ingredients in a large pot and mix well
    * Heat to boiling, then simmer uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring frequently
    * Ladle mixture into hot pint or quart jars, filling to within ¼ inch from top
    * Wipe jar rims with damp cloth or sponge
    * Adjust lids
    * Process in hot-water bath: 15 minutes for quarts; 10 minutes for pints (start timer after jars have been placed in pot and water in pot has returned to boiling)
    * When processing is complete, remove jars from pot and allow them to cool to room temperature. Check seals. Label sealed jars and store in pantry
    * Jars that don’t seal can be placed in refrigerator (use within three weeks) or immediately reprocess with new lids
    * Makes about 3 quarts (6 pints)

***NOTE---I use my food processor for all chopping 

Here's how it looked---I wish I could somehow post the fabulous aromas.

This salsa is delicious---we just love it!!